I am a
professor of physics at
My research interest is in experimental elementary particle physics,
focusing on the study of two very interesting quarks, suitably called
charm and beauty. Their properties allow us to investigate very
important questions such as whether there is new physics in the
subatomic world, why is the present universe stable (dominated by
matter), rather than being a balanced mixture of matter and antimatter,
perpetually annihilating into light and being created from light). I am
pursuing this work at
was planning to continue it in the
After the abrupt termination of this experiment in the President's
budget announced on February 2005, I joined, together with my Syracuse
will take data at the LHC
proton-proton collider, at
premier world accelerator facility located across the France-Switzerland
border near Geneva, Switzerland.
I work on several advanced detector technologies applied to heavy
flavor experimental studies. I am presently working on the precision
vertex detector for LHCb (VELO).
I have worked on the BTeV pixel detector system and was the L2 manager
for the BTeV Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector. Previously I was the
coordinator for the electronics design and production for the
CLEO Ring Imaging Cherenkov detector.
More information on the High Energy Physics Group at Syracuse University
can be found
I am interested in promoting diversity in science and engineering and I
am the co-director of the Women
in Science and Engineering program at Syracuse University.